Malta Patents / License

Patent Licenses in Malta

A patent application or patent may be licensed in whole or in part.
A licence may be exclusive or non-exclusive and has to be recorded in the Maltese Patent Register.


Filing requirements for the recordal of a licence in Malta:

  1. The Power of Attorney;
  2. The Deed of Assignment;

Power of Attorney (POA)

For the recordal of a licence our Power of Attorney has to be signed by the licensor.

  • A notarisation of the POA is required;
  • The original POA is required before the recordal of a licence will be filed with the Malta IPO;
There is no need of a POA from the licensee unless the cancellation of the recordal of a licence is requested.
In this case a notarised POA is required from both parties.

License Contract

The License Contract has to be provided in English and in written form and shall be signed by the parties to the contract. It has to contain the particulars of the licensor, the particulars of the licensee and has to indicate the number of the patent concerned (patent number which was issued by the Malta IPO on the "Certificate of Registration"). It also has to indicate a date, which could be the signing date of the document.
A further requirement is one of the following:

  • The notarisation of the document (signatures) or
  • The legalization by a diplomatic or consular representative of Malta or
  • The Apostille according to the Hague Convention